As Freedom Fest draws to a close, Squaw Valley looks forward to more skiing and riding next Saturday, July 8, marking the first time ever that the resort has operated beyond July 4.
With a six-foot base of snow on the upper mountain, the resort is committed to running as deep into the summer season as possible and is the only resort in Tahoe still offering skiing and riding. Lift offerings and operations beyond July 8 will be determined as conditions allow.
728 inches (18.5m) of snow fell at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this winter, equaling over 60 feet . 10 Atmospheric River weather events hit the resort, where the average season sees two to four. The California Department of Water Resources declared the 2016-17 water year the wettest on record, just over half way through the water year (October 2016-October 2017).
January 2017 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows broke the resort’s record for most snow in one month, with 282 inches (7.15m), followed by the snowiest February ever with another 196 inches (4.9m).
Visit High Camp via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley
The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will be open daily from 10:40 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m., from May 27-September 4, September 9-10 and September 16-17. Enjoy an aerial climb over 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw Valley to High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, with 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe’s high alpine beauty. For endless fun, enjoy daily activities at High Camp including hiking trails, the Olympic Museum, dining, shopping, disc golf, lawn games, and more.
Ski Free this Summer with the 2017-18 Tahoe Super Pass
Skiers and riders looking to join in on the fun can purchase their Tahoe Super Pass today and ski free this summer as conditions allow. Purchase now in order to secure the best price possible, with prices set to go up after May 9. The Tahoe Super Pass offers more passholder benefits than any other Tahoe resort, including discounted Friends & Family tickets, exclusive Club TSP events, access to Dawn Patrol, discounts on dining, demo equipment, lessons, yoga and more.